Volcan cerro negro, Leon

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Trek up Central America's youngest volcano, Volcan cerro negro. Born in 1850, the volcano has erupted frequently over the decades since it first appeared, but tour groups run hikes up towards the crater during times of inactivity. The basalt cinder cone looks entirely at odds with the surrounding lush hillsides, giving the opportunity for dramatic photography. Make sure you bring lots of water on your hike up the volcano: it's hot, dry, and windy the farther you go on the 45-minute hike. The way down remains much simpler, whether you wish to walk or sled down the volcano. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Volcan cerro negro and many more Leon attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Leon trip planner .
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  • This volcano is definitely worth a visit, especially combined with some Volcano boarding! The ride to the entrance takes about 50min, then 45min walk uphill (not that demanding), some 20min on top to ...  more »
  • With an excursion to cerro negro. Do not go on your own. the road is bad. You walk an hour up. Then you go with a shelf on the lava embers down. You have to have the shelf itself up.
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  • Certainly should do so, can search internet volcano day and view the web page or if you use Facebook to see some images (there are other agencies). The cost is economical and just includes a gift t-shirt, transportation hotel-volcan - Center Leon, already in the volcano takes a table to climb the volcano and finally slide on it, a guide very enthusiastic and very smiling photographer accompany you both make fun the ride, the dialogue of the guide is in English I think because the passage to American or European tourists is focused, but have trouble with the English you will have fun with their fun otherwise stories you will enjoy the ride does not pass anything and you can communicate in Spanish with the Guide are local guys.
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  • A few of us went volcano boarding a few years ago, and even if had just gone for the hike and views, it would have been spectacular. Boarding itself was great fun, but make sure you cover up as much skin as you can... and bring water!
  • Volcano boarding is of course the main reason people come and I did it too but volcano itself is much more attractive than volcano boarding. Hiking up isn't hard even with the board. On the top, the view is amazing and you can feel the heat if you touch the surface. Try to dig just a little bit. You can see steam coming out of it.
  • Just amazing. Climb is moderate. You must bring your own equipment, but nothing really hard.
  • Hike up th Volcano wasn't that hard at all. A little tough due to the first quarter being lose rocks, but after that it's a gentle slope up to the sledding point. I'd advise for people to stop as they go to take photos. Very beautiful views. The sledding down as fun but me being clumsy kept going side to side. Lots of fun and would recommend.
  • I went Volcano Boarding here with Bigfoot (hostel) and it was a blast! Definitely the most fun experience I had in Nicaragua. The hike up Cerro Negro is tough in the high heat and high winds (I'd recommend a porter for your board), but the views and slide down were well worth the trip up.

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